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Sunday, April 24, 2016- A Message from Fr. Ken

Dear Friends in Christ,

Today, we celebrate Father James O’Brien’s 50th Anniversary of Priesthood!

Congratulations and prayerful best wishes! Thank you for your generous and faithful love and ministry!

Thank you for your pastoral care, spiritual and education formation and inspirational leadership as our
Father , Teacher and Shepherd!

Peace and every grace and blessing!Flowers

Ad Multos Annos!!

In His Love and mine!

Father Ken


In the Spring of 1988, Bishop William D. Keeler formed a new parish to accommodate the rapid growth in Silver Spring Township and named Reverend James R. O’Brien as the founding pastor. That same year, Mother Katharine Drexel was beatified by Pope John Paul, II. Saint Katharine DrexelAt Bishop Keeler’s request, the Holy Father gave his permission to name the Parish in Silver Spring Township as the first parish in the world to be named in her honor. Eighteen years later, on October 1, 2000, Blessed Katharine Drexel was canonized and the church’s name changed to Saint Katharine Drexel.

The Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Family, guided by the Holy Spirit, commits itself to reaching out and sharing with all people the love and service modeled by our patroness, with the Eucharist as our source of strength. Through prayer and action, we will serve God, our Lord and Savior, and our community, exhibiting a special concern for the poor, oppressed and marginalized of our society, especially those among the African-American & Native-American peoples.


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